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North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority News Release ******************* Although depth and water content of the snow pack are growing throughout the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority watershed, their relationship to normal for this time of y
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North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
News Release

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Although depth and water content of the snow pack are growing throughout the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority watershed, their relationship to normal for this time of year varies.


Water content at the Corbeil Conservation Area snow survey station measures above normal. However, at the North Bay Golf and Country Club it has dropped to 75 percent of normal and at Shirley Skinner Conservation Area in Chisholm, it’s 79 per cent of normal. These numbers are not indicative of any impact on the 2013 spring freshet (snow melt) as there is plenty of winter weather ahead.

The NBMCA will continue with its bi-weekly monitoring of the snow pack throughout the winter and into spring of 2013. Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website at www.nbmca.on.ca.


North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek, North Bay)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2013
45.8 cm (102% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 13, 2013
8.2 cm (75% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2012
45.4 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 13 since 1988
75.2 cm in 2001


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2013
55.6 cm (123% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 13, 2013
10.1 cm (104% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2012
42.2 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 13 since 1987
71.6 cm in 2001


Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Wasi River, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2013
40.0 cm (93% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 13, 2013
7.6 cm (79% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 13, 2012

Highest recorded snow depth for February 13, since 2006
43.6 cm
55.9 cm in 2011

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA’s 10 member municipalities. A non-profit organization, NBMCA works closely with the public to balance human needs with the environmental needs of the region’s watershed. NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities, members of Conservation Ontario.

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